Malaysia can generate more electricity if all roofs use solar panels, says Yeo

Malaysia can generate more electricity if all roofs use solar panels, says Yeo


18 June 2019

PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia can generate 1.4 times more electricity if all the roofs in Peninsular Malaysia are fitted with solar panels, compared with the conventional electricity generation of fossil fuel burning.

Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change Minister Yeo Bee Yin said there are over 4.12 million buildings with solar rooftop potential in the peninsula.

If all these buildings are fitted with solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, it can generate a whopping 34,194 megawatt (MW) of electricity at any one time, she said.

“If we equip our roofs with solar, we can potentially produce more than the total electricity generated in Malaysia,” Yeo said at the Sustainable Energy Development Authority (SEDA) office here on Tuesday (May 14).

Currently, only 2% of Malaysia’s electricity is generated by renewable energy sources, as the nation’s energy generation is still highly dependent on limited fossil fuel resources such as oil, coal or natural gas.

In the race to increase the nation’s renewable energy mix from 2% to 20% by 2030, the Ministry is targeting commercial and industrial buildings to go solar and be early adopters of the revised Net Energy Metering (NEM) scheme.

Yeo said the NEM offers those who opt for solar energy lower tariffs, tax incentives, solar leasing programmes, and reduced electricity bills through the one-on-one offset, where every 1kWh exported to the grid will be offset against 1kWh consumed from the grid.

Yeo said the Ministry has allocated a 2019 NEM quota of 500 MW, with 450 MW allocated for commercial and industrial buildings, and the remaining 50 MW for residential buildings.

She said the revised NEM scheme has seen a positive response as there was an increase in NEM take-up rate this year.

“As of May 2019, a total of 16.6 MW of NEM has been approved in the first four months of 2019, compared with approved capacity of 18.24 MW in 2018,” she said.

Yeo made the comments during the launch of the NEM calculator available on the SEDA website.

With the calculator, SMEs and residents can calculate the potential monthly savings from generating solar energy, the upfront cost needed, the simple payback period, and the environmental impact.

The SEDA website also has a directory of 110 registered solar PV service providers and 27 solar PV investors who will carry out the solar leasing programmes.

Those who wish to purchase solar PV systems can contact PV service providers for a quotation while those who prefer to lease it, or pay only for the electricity generated by the systems through the power purchase agreement, can contact solar PV investors.

Yeo said the government, through the Malaysian Investment Development Authority, is also offering SMEs a green investment tax allowance and income tax exemption for the purchase of solar PV systems.

Source: The Star

‘Yes’ to green energy, ‘no’ to nuke

‘Yes’ to green energy, ‘no’ to nuke


18 June 2019

BEIJING: Malaysia is working on promoting green energy by switching to renewable energy generation, says Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

He said there were suggestions to replace conventional power with solar and wind energy.

Malaysia, he added, was not affected by strong winds, but there were suggestions to build wind turbines in the sea off the east coast of the peninsula.

“We have not approved this,” he said, adding that Malaysia was also looking into the use of solar power.

“We will certainly switch to renewable energy,” he said.

However, he replied “no” to the option of using nuclear power.

Dr Mahathir was responding to a question on Malaysia’s plan to utilise green energy during a dialogue with 40 Chinese investors here yesterday.

He is here to attend the Second Belt and Road Forum for Inter­national Cooperation.

To a question on the tax system, the Prime Minister said Malaysia had no plans to increase taxes.

The government was looking into ways to reduce taxes instead, he added.

“We have reduced taxes for import of luxury goods and this helps businesses to grow because more people can come to shop in Malaysia.

“The government will study whether we can make the country more attractive and business-friendly,” he said.

Dr Mahathir also assured foreign investors that Malaysia’s policies would remain the same despite Pakatan Harapan winning the 14th General Election.

“Malaysia is a very stable country. We do not change much, so you can be comfortable with the rules and laws.

“Despite a change of government, our policies have remained the same,” he added.

Earlier yesterday, Dr Mahathir visited Huawei’s research centre, where he was briefed on the company’s 5G technology, cloud services and other smart applications.

He also met Ren Zhengfei, founder of the world’s biggest telecommunications equipment maker.

The two discussed ways to leverage on information and communications technology to facilitate the improvement of Malaysia’s economic development.

Source: The Star

装太阳能系统自行发电 杨美盈:省电费也享津贴

装太阳能系统自行发电 杨美盈:省电费也享津贴


1 June 2019

能源科艺环境部长杨美盈呼吁商家尤其是中小型企业,积极参与该部提供的净电能计量政策(NEM),譬如商业用户若电费约达1000令吉,在NEM政策(有4千瓦尖峰或kWp太阳光伏发电量)计算下,可为商家每月省下228令吉40仙的电费。

该部由今年起至2020年,设定给NEM政策固打总配额为500兆瓦(MW),包括配给商业用户的450MW,至今只获商业用户(工业、农业和商界)申请和注册了35.329MW,仍剩余414.674MW的固打;配给住户的固打为50MW,而注册的固打至今有3.03MW,仍剩余46.968MW。

她说,自净电能计量政策获检讨并于今年1月1日重新推行,至今年5月10日该部批准了16.6MW的固打,而2018年同期所批的有18.24MW。

由于商业用户申请的再生能源尤其是太阳能光伏的固打,并不积极,她今日在大马永续能源发展机构(SEDA)特别召开新闻发布会,让民众了解SEDA官网http://www.seda.gov.my/nemcalculator提供的NEM计算法,并能获知将可省下的电费,及投资回本时限。

 

住家每月电费300只需缴77

她说,若是住家每月电费达到300令吉,并装有4.25kWp太阳光伏发电量,那么住户每月可省下223令吉,只缴付77;而由于该光板装置成本为1万8275令吉,所以预计用户需要6.8年才能回本。

“这是来自25.5平方米(m2)面积的光板所塑造的再生能源。”

就西马而言,她表示,由于约有412万6881个的建筑物(不包括学校、医院和社区)屋顶,在按装太阳能光板后,预计可生产的发电量能达到3万4191兆瓦,当中包括商业用户4610兆瓦、工业8708瓦兆和住家2万零876兆瓦;因此,太阳光伏发电的潜能空间,仍然巨大。

以下为截至今年5月,在NEM政策下批准的固打:

 

参与商家可享税务优惠

杨美盈说,为了鼓励更多的商家大力参与NEM政策,该部推出了绿色投资的税务优惠,以及绿色融资的2%利率补贴计划,其实还有许多用户还不了解这方面的优惠便利。

“上述计划可登入http://www.seda.gov.my网站的RE Incentive项目查阅。”

她披露,目前已进行登记的太阳能光板服务供应商,有110家,而能提供租赁便利的投资商共有27家。“在租赁方式下,用户可选择通过‘再生能源供应合约’(SARE)直接支付国家能源公司,后然国能将支付太阳能投资商并收取服务费。”

她说,政府的目标是到了2025年,能实现20%的再生能源发电率目标。

她透露,NEM政策下设定的500兆瓦固打配额,预计可塑造1万5000个就业机会,而对光板系统的资本投资额预料达到21亿2400万令吉。

她表示,政府目前不会强制人们采用太阳光伏发电设施;况且,高楼或公寓住户也不太方便采用个别太阳能光伏发电设施。

Source: www.sinchew.com.my

Minister Yeo Bee Yin Urged SMEs to Participate in NEM Programme

Minister Yeo Bee Yin Urged SMEs to Participate in NEM Programme


Read also: Net Energy Metering (NEM)

1 June 2019

Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) that are participating in the new net energy metering (NEM) programme stand to enjoy better tax allowances, in addition to being able to manage their electricity costs more effectively.

NEM programme is a solar PV initiative by MESTECC to encourage Malaysia’s renewable energy uptake.

Under the programme, energy produced from the installed solar PV system will be consumed first, and any excess energy can be exported to TNB on a “one-on-one” offset basis.

The scheme is applicable to all domestic, commercial, industrial and agricultural sectors as long as they are TNB customers.

Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change (MESTECC) Minister Yeo Bee Yin said that with the easier access to financing through the Green Technology Financing Scheme (GTFS), SMEs would be encouraged to take up the NEM scheme and find innovative ways to harness renewable energy sources.

“SMEs which have the suitable rooftop structures can get tax allowance by installing solar photovoltaic (PV) system, and they can sell any excess energy produced to Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) on a ‘one-on-one’ offset basis.

“I hope the relevant tax allowances and GTFS can help facilitate and catalyse more growth in terms of rooftop solar (power) among commercial and industry players,” Yeo told a press conference after launching the Sustainable Energy Development Authority (SEDA) Malaysia’s new website, which features a renewable energy microsite and a NEM calculator here today.

Commenting on SEDA’s newly revamped website, Yeo said the website was designed to provide an improved user experience for the public and giving them access to information on the NEM scheme and renewable energy programmes.

SEDA Malaysia has also created two solar PV directories, allowing the public to browse for services they need.

Currently, the directories provide a list of 110 registered PV service providers and 27 registered solar PV investors.

Source: bernama.com

Supply Agreement for Renewable Energy (SARE) Provides Cheaper Electricity to Solar User in Malaysia

Supply Agreement for Renewable Energy (SARE) Provides Cheaper Electricity to Solar User in Malaysia

 

 

 

 

SARE Programme Allows Malaysia Solar Users to Install Solar Panels in Their Houses Under a Solar Leasing Concept


Read also: Net Energy Metering (NEM)

28 November 2018

Domestic and commercial users of solar power will enjoy cheaper electricity bills from Jan 1 under two revamped policies as the government seeks to make renewable energy (RE) a mainstay in the country’s power grid.

Energy, Technology, Science, Environment and Climate Change Minister Yeo Bee Yin (picture) said the monthly electric bills reduction will be dependent on the size of the area to be fitted with the solar panel.

Yeo said the rebates is part of the “solar leasing” concept which offers better profits for solar power producers.

“Under solar leasing, there will be zero upfront cost where individuals do not not need to come out with any initial cost to install the solar panels” , said Yeo.

Yeo also said members of the public who generate solar energy for personal use will get rebates from TNB at the same consumption tariff under the revised net energy metering (NEM) programme.

This is to ensure the NEM programme is feasible in terms of ringgit and sen to electricity consumers.

“From Jan 1, 2019, there will be no more differences in the selling and purchasing prices of electricity.

“TNB’s bill calculation will be based on one-on-one where the bill is similar to the clean consumption rate, which is the consumption minus generation times with tariff.”

Solar Leasing and Net Energy Metering (NEM) for Malaysia

Solar Leasing and Net Energy Metering (NEM) for Malaysia

 

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Minister of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change (MESTECC), YB Yeo Bee Yin announces new-year changes to try and drive further PV adoption in the populous southeast Asian nation.

28 November 2018


What is Solar Leasing?

With a Solar Leasing or power purchase agreement (PPA) in Malaysia, you don't have to pay the high upfront cost of solar panels, equipment, and installation. Instead of paying for a solar system, you pay a fixed monthly amount for the  electricity the solar panels generate. It's easy and affordable.

 

What is Net Energy Metering (NEM)?

The concept of NEM is that the energy produced from the solar PV system installed will be consumed first, and any excess to be exported and sold to the distribution licensee (such as TNB /SESB ) at the prevailing Displaced Cost prescribed by the Energy Commission.

Read more about it here.

 

NEM and Solar Leasing in Malaysia

YB Yeo Bee Yin reportedly announced a move to make the nation’s Net Energy Metering (NEM) regime more attractive by moving to offset surplus energy fed back into the grid on a like for like basis, rather than forcing prosumers to accept a lower displaced cost for excess energy. Malaysian newspaper The Star reports prosumers currently have to pay MYR0.50 ($0.12) per kilowatt hour for electricity but receive only MYR0.31 in return for their surplus energy.

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The Star reports the new Net Energy Metering (NEM) regime will be introduced on January 1, at the same time as Solar Leasing is rolled out, to further encourage domestic solar energy in Malaysia

 

The Reserve states the new Supply Agreement for Renewable Energy (SARE) of Malaysia will see third-party investors agree a price with homeowners and utilities that ensures a saving on bills for the homeowner plus a return for the investor. The investor will then finance installation of the panels, ensuring there is no upfront cost for the householder. For more information regarding Supply Agreement for Renewable Energy (SARE) in Malaysia, check it out here.

 

The consumers of Malaysia can start to experience the benefits of having a cheaper electricity bill with the Net Energy Metering (NEM) and Solar Leasing concept, estimated next year at Jan 1 2019. Stay tuned for more information from the ministry of Malaysia.

Utility Scale Solar – Large Scale Solar Round 3 (LSS3)

Utility Scale Solar – Large Scale Solar Round 3 (LSS3)

According to YB Yeo Bee Yin at the IGEM Press Conference on 18 October 2018, Ministry of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change is currently preparing to open the LSS3 programme and request for proposal towards the end of the year or by January 2019. So stay tuned as more information and the criteria will be announced latest by January 2019. For more information, please contact MAQO Solar for further enquiry. 

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LSS3

 

If you are also interested in Net Energy Metering (NEM) update of 2019, please read this.

Feed-in Tariff (FiT) Quota Revocation and New Quota Press Release Key Facts

Feed-in Tariff (FiT) Quota Revocation and New Quota Press Release Key Facts

Feed-in Tariff

  1. Total RE quota revoked in September 2018 = 155.7256MW
  2. Total RE quota to offer in Q4 2018 = 114.5682MW
  3. The quota will open for application by batches,
    1. Small Hydro (74.5682MW) and Biomass (10MW) categories, the opening is on 27th November at 10am.
    2. E-bidding for Biogas (30MW) – for the first time in FiT system, SEDA will implement e-bidding for Biogas. SEDA will first conduct gamma testing of the e-bidding together with the industry on 25th October and the actual e-bidding will commence on 19th November.

Net Energy Metering (NEM) 2019 Update

Net Energy Metering (NEM) 2019 Update

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  1. Towards the end of 2016, the Government introduced the NEM programme to encourage installation of rooftop Solar PV to generate RE for own consumption and to export back to the grid and consumers will be paid back with the displaced cost through the electricity bill.
  1. The quota that was determined in 2016 is 500MW for the period of 5 years from 2016 to 2020. The breakdown was 120MW for domestic users, 195MW for commercial and 185MW for industrial.
  2. However, after 2 years since it was launch, the uptake rate is very low where only about 17MW.

United Nations: We Have 12 Years to Limit Climate Change Catastrophe

United Nations: We Have 12 Years to Limit Climate Change Catastrophe

Climate Change

From: The Guardian, on 8 October 2018

The world’s leading climate scientists have warned there is only a dozen years for global warming to be kept to a maximum of 1.5C, beyond which even half a degree will significantly worsen the risks of drought, floods, extreme heat and poverty for hundreds of millions of people.

The authors of the landmark report by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released on Monday say urgent, unprecedented yet affordable and feasible changes are needed to reach the target, although it lies at the most ambitious end of the Paris agreement pledge to keep temperatures between 1.5C and 2C.